Vegetable or fractal geometry?
Find out after the jump!
Well it's a food blog, so if you guessed vegetable, you're right!
On my sojourn to Texas, I passed through a small farmers market at the old Imperial Sugar factory in Sugar Land, TX. As I was passing through the produce area, this unique find caught my eye.
|Broccoli Romanesco from Sugar Land Texas|
First documented in 16th century Italy, broccoli may be a misnomer for this close cousin to cauliflower. But whatever the name, it is much more visually striking than either broccoli or cauliflower. It's bright green with an iridescent purplish-hue near the tips of the cones, but it's most unusual trait is the obvious expression of a Fibonnaci/ golden spiral.
For most, understanding fractal geometry and the Fibonacci sequence probably aren't on your "must do list," I know it's not very high on mine, but this is one instance where a quick trip to Wikipedia.org will offer some insightful factoids (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fractal)
Unfortunately, I found it to be very bitter when eaten raw, which could have been a byproduct of purchasing an out-of-season veggie. When lightly steam with butter, salt, pepper, and squeeze of lemon juice it was delicious.
Eat good food. Drink good beer. And above all, stay classy!